How to Bake Children's Favorite (and Easy!) Cut-Out Cookies for Chanukah
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
Use an electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in vanilla or lemon juice and zest.
Add flour mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined. Most likely the dough is crumbly at this point, so gather it with your hands and gently press it into a ball. Wrap dough ball in plastic and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and transfer cookies to baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate trays for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 325˚.
Remove cookie trays from refrigerator. Decorate cookies with sprinkles if desired.
Bake until the cookies' edges are slightly brown, 10 - 15 minutes.
Cool cookies on wire racks.